I Wish I Could

School Hallway Lockers

We’ve hit a huge milestone at our house. Linus’ First Day of Preschool I know it’s off season. This photograph should have happened back in September, but I wasn’t ready. Who cares if Linus was ready? My baby was going off learning and growing without me, and that’s a really tough thing to deal with […]

Gilded Panda Art Giveaway (CLOSED)

Gilded Panda Typography Art Giveaway collect moments not things

What a beautiful day! It’s 20 degrees outside, but it feels like 10 degrees! But hey, what better day to host a giveaway! And you’re in luck because it’s my first official one! What a way to start off the new year. Gilded Panda Art Giveaway ($10.00 value) Gilded Panda, an inspirational typography art site […]

Sword Fighting & Dinos at Houston’s Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science Dinosaur Bones

I can’t tell you how many times we’ve visited Houston. It’s like we’ve exhausted every museum that is suitable for children under 10. Houston’s Children’s Museum – check Galleria Mall – check Space Center Houston – after Christmas! – check Battleship Texas – check But we found a gem in the museum district – the Houston […]

International Year of Light

backyard oak tree 2013 christmas ice light winter

Happy New Year! How was your holiday? I’ve had a nice break from blogging, while still working on developing content on other social media platforms. (I’m still #laterggramming photos from our holiday on Instagram.) But I’ve also been thinking about rebranding the blog, or making some slight modifications. If you’ve been following on Pinterest, I […]

Three Things I Learned about Koreans and Holidays

Source: Pinterest Board: Korea - Culture & Inspiration

A couple of weeks ago, we hosted a potluck dinner. Our friend H, who traveled from Korea, was staying with us, and a couple of Korean families currently living in the States brought some beautifully made Korean dishes. We met over a home cooked meal to welcome back H and to catch up like old times. Last […]

TUTORIAL: DIY Cardboard Fire Truck Engine

Cardboard Fire Truck Engine

So you’ve got a cardboard convertible box car. Check. You’re thinking, “Hmm, what complements a lovely convertible box car?” I’ve got another cardboard box craft idea for you. Why not make a cardboard fire engine? If you’ve got a spare box, this would make a fun play time space for your little one. Materials: large cardboard box […]

TUTORIAL: Cardboard Convertible Box Car

Cardboard convertible car

What do you do when you’re cooped up during the winter season? Or when you’re stuck inside with the A/C blasting to cool down during the summer? You make a kid-size convertible car. Last summer we visited our local bookstore for a Cars movie event. Kids decorated their cardboard box cars, ate popcorn, sipped their CapriSuns, and relaxed […]

Look for Less: Crate and Barrel-Inspired Glitter Circle Paper Garland

crate and barrel inspired look for less christmas circle paper garland

Below I saw this pretty, delicate Christmas garland in the latest Crate and Barrel catalog, and I thought what a cute idea to remix their design from 2D to 3D. (Note: I checked the Crate and Barrel website, and it’s all sold out. They no longer make or sell this for the season.) If you’re looking […]